Many people, myself included, were raised to believe we could be anything we want to be in life. True indeed, but what we failed to understand is that we can’t be everything we want to be in life. There are so many opportunities out there that we often get stuck chasing everything and doing nothing well.
So are we doomed to constantly chasing the golden ring and never reaching our most important goals? No! The trick is to be able to focus on only those things that are in line with your life purpose. Your life purpose is so much more than the material things you want out of life. It is about why you are here on the planet. Who is it that you are moved to be and what is it that you are moved to create?
By keeping your life activities focused toward your life purpose, things become so exciting! But to do that, you have to be able to say “no” to the things that sound interesting, or fun, but are just not in line with that purpose. At first it is hard to do. We live in a buffet size world and we want our money’s worth! And there are times when duty requires something of us that we would rather not do (not many people put dishwashing as part of their life purpose, but they still gotta get done!).
But there are lots of times in your life when you will be faced with two (or more) opportunities and you will have to say “no” to one of them, so you can say “yes” to the other. In those instances, it is best to take Steven Covey’s advice: “the main thing, is to keep the main thing, the main thing.” In other words, stay in tune with your life purpose, and you will know which choice to make.
Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.
John C. Maxwell
The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
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